He said, “Our state resources were used to intimidate our traumatised people, who have been impoverished by this government. This government deliberately weaponised poverty and forced the people to sell their conscience for money at the polls.
He commended Bayelsans who defied alleged intimidation and rejected inducements to vote for him, adding that they were the real heroes of the election and their votes were the authentic and valid votes cast.
In a press briefing at his campaign office in Yenogoa, the state capital, on Tuesday, Eradiri accused Governor Douye Diri of emptying the state treasury and deploying taxpayers’ money to induce voters.
Eradiri said the election was held against the laid-down procedures and ground rules that democratic elections should follow and likened the conduct of the exercise to a market square or business centre where goods are auctioned, bargained for and purchased.
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